The Grayson County Health Department (GCHD) has released a coronavirus update.
The health department said Friday that 29 new cases of the virus have been confirmed since the department’s last update on Tuesday. The newly reported cases increase Grayson County’s COVID-19 victim count to 515 since the onset of the pandemic.
There have been 88 new cases confirmed in Grayson County since Friday, October 2 (4.4 per day), and 77 since Friday, October 9 (5.9 per day).
The GCHD said 51 victims are currently “isolated,” indicating a positive test. Officials said seven patients (believed to be a record-high) are in a hospital, and 231 people are in quarantine, also a record-high for the county.
The GCHD said 446 (86.6 percent) patients have recovered from the virus.
One new death was reported, raising Grayson County’s COVID-19 death toll to 18. Two previous deaths remain under review by state health officials.
By Ken Howlett, News Director
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